Masahiko Kawaguchi, M.D
Dear friends and colleagues,
On behalf of the organizing committee, I have the great pleasure and honor to welcome you to the Nara Kasugano International Forum IRAKA, Japan, for the 6th Congress of Asian Society for Neuroanesthesia and Critical Care (ASNACC) in conjunction with the 23rd annual meeting of Japanese Society of Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care (JSNACC), which will be held on March 14-16, 2019. The Congress of ASNACC, a biennial event that focuses on the subspecialty of neuroanaesthesia and neurocritical care aims to provide a platform for participants to share experiences with fellow clinicians for the management of patients with neurological conditions. The theme of this combined meeting is “Multidisciplinary approach for well-being”, which means that the topic of this meeting will cover wide range of fields in health science. Especially, in the super aging society, the prevention of functional disability and establishment of HAPPINESS (well-being) will be a great target for our management.
The broad spectrum of clinical topics including Anesthetic management for neurosurgical procedures, Neuroprotection, Neuromonitoring, Intensive care for neurological disease, Perioperative stroke, Postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD), Delirium after surgery, Early recovery after surgery (prehabilitation program), Perioperative pain management, and Well-being of surgical patients, will be discussed at multiple scientific sessions including refresher lectures, forums and workshops. Distinguished speakers from both local institutions as well as from the international community will share their expertise in concurrent sessions. There will also be free paper presentation and competition during the meeting.
The Nara Kasugano International Forum IRAKA is located in the center of Nara, where there are a number of beautiful traditional architectures and nature. In addition, you will enjoy a variety of Japanese food including Sushi, Tempura, Noodle and Okonomiyaki, and traditional culture as KIMONO and Japanese dance and music. Hope that all of the members and their family will enjoy a stay in Nara, Japan as a good memorial event. I very much look forward to seeing you at the 6th ASNCC and would like to ask all of you for your kind help, your ideas and cooperation for designing this congress as an opportunity to strengthen and even deepen our friendship.
Masahiko Kawaguchi, M.D
Professor and Chairman
Department of Anesthesiology,
Nara Medical University